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Digesting Grace: Why the Food We Eat Matters to God

Digesting Grace: Why the Food We Eat Matters to God

And why buying produce from our local CSA reminds me of this fact.

It's Tuesday afternoon, which means I come home from work to a kitchen counter filled with bags of veggies and leafy greens. I dig through the produce: bok choy again. I've eaten more bok choy in the past three weeks than I have in the past three ...

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Bob Bobo

August 17, 2012  11:34am

Generally, I agree with the sentiment of this story and appreciate the authors, food, gifts, all relating to God and whats best for our bodies. Yes, our USA lifestyle, fast food and processed food is bad for us! You don't need to be a Chrstian to know that. Yes, working in a garden and eating turnips out of the ground makes you feel closer to the creator. Sure. But, I also find this article "leagalistic" as the author has this down like its a "doctrine" working the scriptures as if they are for his view. The next step from this artcle would be calling those who dont embrace his earthyness as "sinful". Not really sure how this ministers to the larger group of believers CT focuses on. Mother Earth news YES, but CT? Not sure.

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August 17, 2012  2:29am

I'm not trying to be a "legalist" for making this comment, but making it from a medical point of view. God devoted a whole chapter in Leviticus 11 telling those who would seek to follow his Word what was good for us and what was not. Now that sounds legalistic, but in the light of the medical knowledge we have it is not. My family has had cancer in it twice. My father died of colon cancer and my sister had breast cancer. In each case, the doctor gave them a list of "do not eat" items, which frankly, looked like he copied off of Leviticus 11. Yet the medical profession will not admit that is their source, for obvious reasons. Leviticus 11 was not given merely to the Jews for ceremonial reasons, it was put in the Word of God for all believers, for the benefit of their health. Early death from eating what the Bible terms as "unclean" come in the form of cancer and heart disease, that much is sure. Let's not leave God's Word out of the "health equation."

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